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This Sunday: Bedford Playhouse Previews 'The Number On Great-Grandpa's Arm'

Bedford Playhouse will screen an intimate HBO documentary film conversation between a 10-year-old boy and his beloved great-grandfather, an Auschwitz survivor.
Bedford Playhouse will screen an intimate HBO documentary film conversation between a 10-year-old boy and his beloved great-grandfather, an Auschwitz survivor. Video Credit: HBO
"The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm" debuts at Bedford Playhouse on Sunday, March 11. Photo Credit: Provided
"The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm" debuts at Bedford Playhouse on Sunday, March 11. Photo Credit: Provided

Bedford Playhouse is thrilled to be screening a popular HBO film with local ties on Sunday, March 11, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

HBO's documentary film, “The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm," shares lessons of the Holocaust through conversations between a young boy and his great-grandfather.

The screening will be followed by an audience Q&A with panelists including: 10-year-old Elliott Saiontz, local resident and the film's young narrator; his mother, Stacey Saiontz; Amy Schatz, award-winning director/producer; and Jeff Scher, animator.

The screening will take place at The Little Theater, Fox Lane Middle School, 632 South Bedford Road in Bedford.

The event is free, but RSVPs are encouraged by clicking online here:

Bedford Playhouse said it is pleased to present the screening of HBO's gentle but heart-wrenching new documentary.

When 10-year-old Elliott asks his 90-year-old great-grandfather, Jack, a Holocaust survivor, about the number tattooed on his arm, he sparks an intimate conversation about Jack’s life that spans happy memories of childhood in Poland, the loss of his family, surviving Auschwitz and finding a new life in America.

The film interweaves haunting historical footage and hand- painted animation to tell a heartbreaking story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe while sharing memories and lessons from the Holocaust with a new generation.

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